Workout Recap 6/21-27

I’m home again!  While I am zero percent happy about running in the heat and humidity I’m happy to be able to shower in my own shower, run without a map and get back into a normal routine.

Tuesday:  Rest day!!!  I normally run on Tuesdays so this is a little strange for me but I’m not complaining.  Just a boring hot day in Houston with no workouts 🙂

Wednesday:  Hill repeats today.  15 minute warm up with 4x 2 1/2 minute inclines at 5% grade and 2 1/2 min rest at 1% grade.  I did stop a few times because my lower calf has been so tight its ridiculous.  Also I did this on my home treadmill and the incline metric isn’t the same as a normal treadmill.  It felt like I was doing a 5% but I couldn’t tell for sure since it doesn’t display the same.  Finished with 40 minutes and 3.23 miles.  15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.

treadmill

Thursday:  Speed work today and OMG it was hot out.  I got up at 5am and both of my weather apps said it was 80 degrees already.  YUCK!  20 minute warm up with 8×30 second very fast effort and 90 second recovery finish with 16 minute cool down.  Ended with an 11:14 overall pace but the very fast efforts were between 6:49-7:20 so not too shabby!  My legs were dead after the 8th pick-up though and I had to slow jog it back home…like 12:30 slow job.  Yikes this heat is a beast.  15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.

sunrise

Friday:  Rest day!!!  Mentally preparing for tomorrow…8.5 miles in the heat.  Im physically and mentally exhausted so I made sure to go to bed a little earlier to feel good in the morning…hopefully 🙂  15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.

Saturday:  Oh geeze today was hot!  Got on the road at 6am for 8 (I got my distance and time confused ended at 8 but should have done a little more) hot miles.  Had to slow down a little to keep moving and ended with an 11:32 overall pace.  I went through plenty of water for my head and my hydration.  Luckily Joe came and met me around mile 6 with refills for my water so I could finish with cool water yay!!!  Took a gel at mile 5 I started getting hungry so it was perfect timing.  I love it when the sunrise is pink and blue makes me think of Sleeping Beauty everytime!!  90 minute massage with a new therapist today and it HURT SO BAD and not in the good way.  Granted I needed it and I feel better now but she didn’t do the head-rub at the end!  Boo!

Sunday:  55 minutes scheduled today but after yesterday’s brutal massage my whole body was sore and I was just not feeling it.  I ended with 3 miles at 11:32 pace and I’m no sad about it.  Did this run on the treadmill so I could sleep in a little bit and not run in the miserable heat.  15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.  Oh and PIZZA TIME!!!  I love weekend pizzas and wine 🙂

pizza and wine

Monday:  Rest day!!!  I wanted to go to core class today but we had a 4 hour training this morning that went into class time 😦  Boo!!!  15 minutes stretching / yoga poses / foam rolling that night.

CHIME IN!!!  How early are you getting up to run now?  Have you seen a drop in your speed?  How did your workouts go this week?

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  1. jackiethom says:

    That pizza looks to die for! I usually get up around 5-6 am for runs. Sometimes I’ll push them off until the afternoon, but almost always hate myself for doing so.

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    1. thanks I love making pizza! I dont know how you can run in the afternoon that sounds brutal!!!

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      1. jackiethom says:

        I also live in New Jersey. It’s a bit cooler here..sometimes.

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      2. oh yes when I was there two weeks ago the weather was so much nicer! definitely enjoyed the heat break!

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  2. Yay for hills! I have some hill work this week as well! Always feels good when it’s done!

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    1. i feel pretty awesome when im done. i will get a PR at bluebell 10k I swear it! lol

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      1. Bluebell 10k!! How fun! Rock it!

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